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There are 11 ways to get from Edinburgh to Italy by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Florence  •  5h 43m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Florence (FLR) EDI - FLR

84€ - 389€

Cheapest option

Fly to Bologna  •  5h 37m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bologna (BLQ) EDI - BLQ

29€ - 143€

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Fly to Milan Linate  •  7h 23m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Milan Linate (LIN) EDI - LIN

58€ - 220€

Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  5h 49m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) EDI - MXP

48€ - 153€

Fly to Naples  •  6h 41m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Naples (NAP) EDI - NAP

48€ - 289€

Fly to Rome Ciampino  •  6h 12m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) EDI - CIA

31€ - 141€

Train  •  20h 52m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv Tgv
  4. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr

420€ - 1310€

Train via Lagny-sur-Marne  •  21h 28m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy Eil
  3. Take the train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Tgv
  4. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  5. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr

356€ - 1112€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  39h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Paris 781 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Paris to Rome Tiburtina Bus station

101€ - 136€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  23h 50m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Rome

430€ - 565€

Drive, car ferry  •  25h 42m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Rome

354€ - 564€

Edinburgh to Italy by train

The train journey time between Edinburgh and Italy is around 2 days 0h and covers a distance of around 2543 km. The fastest train normally takes 45h 13m. Operated by LNER, Eurostar, TGV inOui and others, the Edinburgh to Italy train service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Roma Termini. Typically two trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2 days 0h
Fastest train time:
45h 13m
Trains per week:
2
Cheapest price:
350€
Carbon emissions:
134 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:24
Last train departs at:
19:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Italy train schedules

United Kingdom → Italy
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International entry into Italy from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from United Kingdom

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and United States
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • Health declaration required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Italy is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Italy is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Italy is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 11 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Italy is to fly which costs £26 - £130 and takes 6h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Italy is to fly which costs £24 - £130 and takes 5h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Italy. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at P.le Tiburtino via London, Lille, Paris and Staz.ne Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Italy. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Roma Termini via London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe, Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 52m.

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It is approximately 1866 km to get from Edinburgh to Italy.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Italy without a car is to train which takes 20h 52m and costs £360 - £1,200.

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It takes approximately 5h 43m to get from Edinburgh to Italy, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Italy bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to Italy train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Italy is to fly which takes 5h 43m and costs £70 - £340. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £360 - £1,200 and takes 20h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Italy.
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  • Distance: 1865.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 43m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Italy?

British Airways, Air France and three other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Florence every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Rome via London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe, Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv, and Torino Porta Susa in around 20h 52m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 380€
Flights from Edinburgh to Florence via London City
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 390€
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 350€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Linate via London City
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 320€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 470€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 360€
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 170€
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 1400€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
21€ - 110€
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
23€ - 110€
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
29€ - 140€
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Valencia
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
26€ - 260€
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
26€ - 260€
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino via Krakow
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
26€ - 260€
Flights from Edinburgh to Rome Ciampino via Weeze
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
26€ - 260€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Linate via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 300€
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 300€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 600€
Flights from Edinburgh to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 500€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 470€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
250€ - 350€
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 650€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Florence via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 350€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 290€
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 250€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 280€
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 380€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 250€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 230€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 450€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Naples via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 450€
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
60€ - 85€
Anytime Day Single
200€ - 280€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
310€ - 450€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 340€
Standard
85€ - 110€
Standard Premier
130€ - 170€
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
120€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 350€
Standard
120€ - 150€
Standard Premier
170€ - 220€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
100€ - 120€
1st Class
110€ - 140€
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 65€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 65€
1st Class
55€ - 65€
Train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70€ - 95€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
70€ - 85€
1st Class
75€ - 95€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lille-Europe to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
170€ - 310€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110€ - 210€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 150€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
50€ - 70€
Base Standard
85€ - 120€
Base Premium
100€ - 150€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 80€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
75€ - 150€
Standard Car - Flexi
130€ - 170€

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 55m.

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Edinburgh to Italy bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Italy is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 6:31 PM in Edinburgh and 7:31 PM in Italy.

Edinburgh to Italy train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 148+ hotels available in Italy. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 29 min and costs £1 - £6.

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